Speaking

I live in Brownsville, PA (it’s about halfway between Pittsburgh and Morgantown) with my husband/reluctant IT service professional, my son (new!), and our team of office mascots Pete and Molly. I have a BS in Graphic Design from California University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA in Film and Digital Media from Chatham University.

If I were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one program with me, it would be Illustrator. When I’m not working, I play second violin with the Washington Symphony Orchestra, go to concerts, and make linoleum prints.

I’m always up for speaking gigs, and have traveled from Cleveland to London to give conference talks. If you’re interested in having me at your event, get in touch.

Interviews:
Room to Breathe, Time to Speak: (audio) AP Collection podcast
GoMedia podcast: (audio) interviews with Caroline Moore and Nick Disabato
Employing a Visual Medium to Express an Audible Art: interview with Dribbble blog
Start Making Stuff and Keep Making Stuff: interview with Everyday Designer

Public Speaking:
Get Some Perspective: Midwest UX, Louiville, 2016
Burnout and the Cult of Busy: Open Source & Feelings in Seattle, 2016
Burnout and the Cult of Busy: Podcamp Pittsburgh, 2016
Deconstructing your Excuses: Conference talk at Dare Conference in London, 2014
How Punk Rock Made Me a Better Entrepreneur: (video) Conference talk at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Cleveland, 2013
Design for Non-Profits: Student Conservation Association, 2012
Web Usability and You: Waynesburg University, 2011
Introduction to Print Design, Chatham University, 2009

Writing:
Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Microcosm Publishing, 2016
Trans-formation, Trans-Migration: MFA Thesis, Chatham University, 2007
Raphael’s Julius II: Treatment, Purpose, and Iconography of Il Papa Terribile: Undergraduate Thesis, California University of Pennsylvania, 2005
What’s the Worst That Can Happen?: Guest blog for Confidence.is